EPIC Alliance Discusses MR Conditional Devices and Best Practices at Europace-Cardiostim 2017
International, All-Woman Faculty Deliberates Clinical Workflow at Scientific Symposium
Physicians exchanged ideas on MR conditional devices in the scientific symposium “Clinical Decision Making in Electrophysiology/ Arrhythmias” at the Europace-Cardiostim 2017 congress today. The panel represented an all-female faculty of electrophysiologists from the EPIC Alliance, sponsored by BIOTRONIK.
The recent technological breakthrough in MR conditional devices means patients can access crucial MRI scans. “Events like this symposium are vital,” explained EPIC Alliance steering committee member Dr. Jeanne Poole, University of Washington, Seattle, US. “There should be a continuous interchange on best practices before and after MRI scans. It’s important to have excellent collaboration between radiologists and cardiologists, and all parties need to be informed of options to ease workflow.”
Possibilities to streamline physician workflow include BIOTRONIK’s award-winning MRI AutoDetect feature, which enables the device to automatically recognize when it is in an MRI environment. Meanwhile, the online tool ProMRI® Check allows physicians to check the MR conditionality of BIOTRONIK systems.
BIOTRONIK is a leading medical device company that has been developing trusted and innovative cardiovascular and endovascular solutions for more than 50 years. Driven by a purpose to perfectly match technology with the human body, BIOTRONIK innovations deliver care that saves and improves the lives of millions diagnosed with heart and blood vessel diseases every year. BIOTRONIK is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and represented in over 100 countries.